Editor’s Choice Hotels for Walking

2018 Editor's Choice Walking

Editor’s Choice Hotels for Walking

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Hazel Bank

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Keswick

Local couple Gary and Donna MacRae ‘revel’ in making their Borrowdale valley hotel ‘welcoming, relaxed – so enjoyable’.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • view
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The Peacock at Rowsley

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Rowsley

The ‘efficient, friendly staff’, ‘comfortable bedrooms’ and ‘first-class food’ make this 17th-century manor house on the edge of the Peak District national park a ‘brilliant hotel’, Guide readers say.
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • historic
  • b&b
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Ees Wyke Country House

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Near Sawrey

In a ‘stunning’ Lake District location overlooking Esthwaite Water, Richard Lee’s ‘admirable’ country hotel is liked for its ‘comfortable bedrooms’, ‘first-class food’, ‘fabulous views’ and all-round ‘lovely ambience’.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
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Tudor Farmhouse

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Clearwell

Live life close to the land at Hari and Colin Fell’s ‘refreshing, very special’ hotel, on a one-time farm in the Forest of Dean.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Inn at Whitewell

The Inn at Whitewell

Whitewell

‘The valley in which this inn sits seems to me one of the loveliest places on earth; from the back of the inn, the views of fells, river and parkland landscape are just about perfect. And the stillness at night is magical.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • activities
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Porth Tocyn Hotel

Porth Tocyn Hotel

Abersoch

‘Relaxed and comfortable’, this ‘lovely, wacky’ hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay is ‘ideal for rest, fresh air, beach and coastal walks’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

‘The wonderful views of Lough Corrib, combined with warm, easy-going hospitality, make this a place in which we could stay for ages.’
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • view
  • dog_friendly
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Crossways Hotel

Crossways Hotel

Wilmington

The accolades continue as Clive James and David Stott celebrate their 30th year at their well-liked restaurant-with-rooms – ‘a very special place’ – at the foot of the South Downs national park.
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
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Moor of Rannoch Hotel

Moor of Rannoch Hotel

Rannoch Station

‘Talk about off the beaten track!’ Scott Meikle and Stephanie Graham’s ‘little jewel of a hotel’ stands at the end of the road, amid a vast moorland wilderness of lochs and lochans.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • view
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The Gurnard’s Head

The Gurnard’s Head

Zennor

‘Our favourite pub-with-rooms, it truly lives up to its motto of “simple things done well”,’ say regular Guide correspondents in 2017 of the Inkin brothers’ ‘excellent’, family-friendly spot in rugged west Cornwall, minutes from the cliff edge.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside

2017 Editor's Choice Walking

Editor’s Choice Hotels for Walking

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Pen-y-Dyffryn

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Oswestry

‘We can’t wait to go again,’ say guests this year, of Miles and Audrey Hunter’s small hotel on the Welsh border.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
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Tudor Farmhouse

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Clearwell

Live life close to the land at Hari and Colin Fell’s ‘refreshing, very special’ hotel, on a one-time farm in the Forest of Dean.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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Glenfinnan House Hotel

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Glenfinnan

A Victorian remodelling of an 18th-century inn, this stone mansion stands tall in a ‘beautiful situation’, with lawns stretching to the loch, and views of Ben Nevis.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
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Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

Nant Gwynant

Why visit the Pullees’ ‘eccentric’ and ‘old-fashioned’ hotel at the foot of Snowdonia? Well, because it’s there. It was run by the same family back in 1953 when it hosted Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay as they trained to climb Everest, and not a lot has changed since then.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
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Howtown Hotel

Howtown Hotel

Ullswater

For more than a century, the Baldry family’s ancient farmhouse has stood in this remote, ‘very special setting’, where the ‘fantastic views’ reach over the garden and the sheep-dotted fields to the fells beyond.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • guest_house
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Biggin Hall

Biggin Hall

Biggin-by-Hartington

In a ‘marvellous Derbyshire Dales setting’, supporters of James Moffett’s rustic, laid-back hotel find much to like: ‘a warm welcome’, ‘decent home-cooked dinners’, ‘quiet, comfortable rooms’.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Felin Fach Griffin

The Felin Fach Griffin

Felin Fach

‘A wonderful place’, the Inkin brothers’ dining pub-with-rooms combines a ‘relaxed, happy-making atmosphere’ with ‘decently sized, nicely furnished bedrooms’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
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Moor of Rannoch Hotel

Moor of Rannoch Hotel

Rannoch Station

‘Talk about off the beaten track!’ Scott Meikle and Stephanie Graham’s ‘little jewel of a hotel’ stands at the end of the road, amid a vast moorland wilderness of lochs and lochans.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • dog_friendly
  • romantic
  • view
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Boskerris Hotel

Boskerris Hotel

St Ives

On a hill above the beach at Carbis Bay, Marianne and Jonathan Bassett’s ‘well-situated’ 1930s hotel is a stylish, bright and breezy retreat with ‘stunning sea views’ across the water to Godrevy lighthouse.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
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Dunkery Beacon Country House

Dunkery Beacon Country House

Wootton Courtenay

‘A close approximation to perfection.’ Long-time fans praise John and Jane Bradley’s ‘peaceful, hugely enjoyable’ Edwardian hunting lodge, with ‘beautiful views’ towards the summit of Dunkery Beacon.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • wine
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2016 Editor's Choice Walking

Editor’s Choice Hotels for Walking

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Underleigh House

Underleigh House

Hope

A green philosophy underpins this ‘excellent-value’ B&B, in a Derbyshire longhouse within the Peak District national park.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • b&b
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Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor

Titchwell

A ‘cheering spot’ with ‘affable staff’, Margaret and Ian Snaith’s Victorian farmhouse–turned–jaunty hotel stands before a vista of ‘green fields and warm, golden marshes’, within easy reach of the sandy beach at Brancaster.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
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The Burgoyne

The Burgoyne

Reeth

‘A delight,’ writes one reader this year of Mo and Julia Usman’s Georgian hotel overlooking the green. ‘Fantastic views, cosy comfy atmosphere, exceptional cuisine and service.’
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • disabled
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